Egon Zehnder Reviews

Updated 1 May 2014
Updated 1 May 2014
64 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Manageable work hours, work-life balance is great (in 3 reviews)

  • Some good benefits, which can be found elsewhere also (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, they do not have fixed career path like in other organisations, so the promotions don't come easily (in 5 reviews)

  • Mind numbingly boring, no room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great colleagues and access to clients at the very highest level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A wonderful brand built over 50 years of work at the most senior level
    Some of the nicest and most collegiate people you could hope to work with
    A strong basis of fairness that underpins all major decisions
    Highly multinational, no single country dominates

    Cons

    Has historically been highly conservative, although this has been changing in the last couple of years
    The partnership structure means decision making requires considerable consensus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep experimenting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to begin career

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company offers top class benefits and they express genuine interest in the well being of employees. People are fun to work with and the work can (sometimes) be interesting. Often fast-paced, which keeps things from becoming droll.

    Cons

    Pay is so-so and raises are minimal. Bonuses are hit or miss. There is little to no ladder to climb. As an assistant there is almost no hope of moving up. As a Researcher there is possibility to advance, but there is a ceiling. You cannot become a consultant by working here. Consultants are hired from outside and they all have 15+ years of experience and an advanced degree. This is a place to gain experience, not a place to build a long-term career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More financial motivation (i.e. fairer raises and bonuses) and more opportunity for advancement might improve work productivity and motivation and increase retention rates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company if you like consulting

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I work on fascinating client assignments and meet interesting people in the process of finding the right executives for my clients.

    Cons

    The research career path is limited and becoming a consultant is not possible.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture, great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Egon Zehnder as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Egon Zehnder's US offices have great workplace culture with professional, friendly researchers. Working there is a huge opportunity for professional growth and gaining a variety of experience across different industries.

    Cons

    Egon Zehnder is a very horizontal organization; researchers can take on more responsibilities within research but there is no path toward consulting within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great firm

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    Current Employee - Partner
    Current Employee - Partner

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Good values. At the core, they do try hard to care about people. The least transactional of all the big search firms. Global footprint and good exposure to global work. . Smart people. Very service oriented internally and externally,

    Cons

    Lots of cliques similar to high school. A popularity contest. Inward focused. Leadership and cultures have wide variance by office and practice group. Varied degrees of transparency. Frugal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build greater leadership consistency across offices and practice groups. Shift from popularity to more weight on results. Invest more in strategic growth rather than exclusively organic. More aggressively broaden services beyond acquisition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very smart people at the firm. The consultants are very collaborative and work hard to educate researchers on the search process

    Cons

    They work hard and cut support staff too quickly, which means the workload is always high.The global nature of the firm of leads to late night/very early morning calls.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place with great work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance. Seniour managemnet people.

    Cons

    Same job, same rutine processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage analysts more to the consulting process

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Tension less Environment, but low incentives and Growth chances

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    Former Employee - Associate- Information Manager  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Associate- Information Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly environment
    Low Work Pressure
    No Overtime required

    Cons

    Monotonous work
    No incentives and low in hand package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide some incentive based work it will help employees to gain more interest in company.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Wonderfull Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at Egon Zehnder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are Team Leaders, Managers, VPs but none of them would treat you as a BOSS. It's a very transparent organization.

    Cons

    work may be a little monotonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not just celebrate laxmi pooja, dashahra, holi and christmas but also go for Eid. :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful office, smart colleagues, everyone works towards the same goal.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Egon Zehnder

    Pros

    Team-oriented, friendly environment. Little to no office politics on display.

    Cons

    Limited mobility, hard to alter your career path once you're on one.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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